As you bloody well should know, Gov. Schwarzenegger's budget proposal includes closing some 48 California parks this year to help offset the $6 billion deficit in part created by his refusal to close the yacht loophole or otherwise tax the very wealthy. Monday, April 7, marks Save Our State Parks day, an action day in which all who enjoy a dusty path, a big tree, the very ocean itself or a single fern are encouraged to mass upon Sacramento to signal protest.
Among the threatened parks is the Armstrong Redwoods SRA, a preserve in which most trees are 600 years old and which over a million folks visit each year. Freelance vlogger Travis Mathews of San Francisco submits his short documentary on Armstrong to remind us of why this very important resource is more than worthy of keeping open. Take the eight minutes or so to remember why. Mathews is available to do videos by request. Reach him at 415.730.2415 or travisdmathews[at]gmail.com.